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    Lately I've been doing extremely well

    as far as my moods go. I'm starting to realized when my mania episodes come, and looking back at this week, I've noticed that I've been having a mania episode from Saturday until right now at this very moment. I know that because I hardly remember anything that's happened at all...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I truely wish someone would just come

    and kill me and id be done with
    hgaood hgaood 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 18

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    Sometimes people say

    that I'm not really depressed because I don't cut myself. Or take antidepressants. Or go to therapy. Or try go seek help from others. I guess they really don't know what it's like... I've never been able to stand the sight of blood. So I never cut myself; instead, I would drink...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Maybe my words won't help.

    But I still want to say something to all of you that are in this group. You're all special, don't let anyone tell you not. People that say that you are not special are idiots trying to get under your skin. Neither are you ugly, worthless, stupid, negative things are not who you...
    SupermanMike SupermanMike 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm depressed I just want to cry I'm 26 back at

    home with my parents and grandma and two younger brothers and my 3year old daughter living with the man (my father) who molested me and I never told anyone my daughter is my world and I want to give her everything I never had and so much more I have nothing but my love to give...
    LovingMe1 LovingMe1 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been living in hostel

    for past 1 month and i have been had a horrible time fighting my depression. Now this incident has made me far worse. My room mates were talking aloud while i was sleeping. Their talks woke me up, i couldn't sleep despite tring for half an hour. I started doing my things and...
    lovemylifetooless lovemylifetooless 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    We’re all a unique collection of atoms.

    There’s only one of each of us, the only label you should wear is your name. Let your actions define you because there’s another spectrum. How you live your life, what you do with whatever you’re given, how you treat the other people around you. These are your actions...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    The Real Folk Blues..

    . Thinking about how the world treated me. The outcome is mixed. I had good days and bad days. 20 years on this planet, and feel sadness and joy. I kinda don't know where my life is heading. Is uncertainty a bad thing?
    lilman390 lilman390 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    You made me stay, you made me promise the

    impossible. I no longer have the option so I now have to accept my pain and suffering as something I will always carry with me. Because of your selfish reasoning, I now have to live in a constant hell where I am tortured consistently. But not only am I hurt by others over time...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 82 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 75 Responses Jul 9

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    So far I'm losing. Soon I'll just be a blood

    splatter on the side of a train or something.
    TieFighter501 TieFighter501 13-15, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    when you do everything you feel is right.

    and do your best to correct your mistakes. and protect those you love. and it seems like everything in your life is falling apart slowly while you can do nothing But watch. when you feel the shame and judgment of others around you. and you feel like a failure. when you want to...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Just sent a final text to my

    now ex girlfriend. I think the problem with my relationships are on the girl's side. I'd give my all love compassion understanding and I'd love them. but they in turn would never stay committed or faithful in return always resorting to Ghosting me leaving me hanging wondering...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Sometimes I think back to the time

    when I wasn’t in charge of my body. I didn’t have control. I was there and I could watch it all slip. I could see myself falling and breaking and all I could do was watch. I was just there sitting in a corner of my head. Unable to move or speak or even feel. I could see the...
    Carooox Carooox 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I. Just woke to a horrible nightmare me

    and my ex got in an awfull fight and she said horrible hurtfull things to me .... But in reality that would never happen we want to get back together but we just cant right now ..... I love her and want to be with her soo much but i cant
    justashyguy87 justashyguy87 26-30, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    When you wish to persevere

    but you have no fight left in you.
    Imbloo Imbloo 16-17 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Recently past is the 20th anniversary of being

    on anti-depressants. That's 20 years (w/2 breaks lasting not more than a few months) of trying more types of anti-depressants than I've had cheeseburgers. Not that the variety was spread out over the full 20 years. No, it was 17 years ago that Wellbutrin was found to be the most...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I've wasted an unfathomable amount of resources,

    time, money and energy because of my depression. I first noticed I was depressed when I was 17, sometime between the time that my parents divorced, my rape, and my first breakup/ heartbreak. I got better when I was like 20-22. And now in my 23rd year of life, I just feel so...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I feel like just running away to be alone

    for a few hours and I wanna cry! 😢😖😞
    ErraticPredictions ErraticPredictions 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    There is no point. Ultimately,

    to the universe, there is no point to anything. Everything is just matter following the laws of the nature of the universe. objects bouncing around in order. Well, I am not the universe, but I am a part of it. I am a human. The consciousness of the human mind allows us to create...
    Origination Origination 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    So I may have to get a 5th eye surgery.

    . Everyone leave me alone for a bit.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    It's what first brought me to this site in

    years passed, and what has brought me back again. I find that when I struggle in times like these, it us the constancy of EP that helps. I can always find someone to talk to, no matter what time of day or what personal turmoil I'm enduring. I love each of you fiercely for it...
    Bliink Bliink 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I don't know why but sometimes I stay over my

    ex bf and he just never touches me ..its been a month we haven't been together and I would think we would just mess around..he is the one that tells me to sleep over ..I just feel so we next to him..
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013